This is a special selection of estate-grown grapes, with four percent Cabernet blended in for backbone and zip. The first-ever reserve from Canoe Ridge, it's serious and dense, with a bouquet of red and black fruits, smoke, coffee, and bitter chocolate. In the mouth, it's both open and deep, with good, juicy cherry and berry fruit matched to toasty oak.
This is truly dry, yet quite flavorful. There’s great texture in the mouth, which the winemaker attributes to the quality of the fruit. The acidity is natural, refreshing and succulent; the citrus flavors conjure up lemon, lime and grapefruit, with a pleasing roundness in the center palate. Long and clean, this is simply outstanding.
Very young, this is still showing some green flavors, but it’s layered and complex. Black cherry, cassis, black olives, black tea, cured meat and smoke all wrap together in this elegant and precise reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it a couple of hours to breathe.
Opens with a blast of toasty French oak, mingled with fancy black-currant, blackberry and chocolate aromas. Rich and mouth-filling, with a long finish. The dusty tannins suggest mid- to long-term aging.
This is the second time Canoe Ridge has released a reserve, lot-selection Merlot (in 1998 it was Lot No. 16). This wine is still wrapped up tight as a drum, with very young, very compact fruit that suggests depth and power. Like its predecessor, it’s serious and dense, but this one needs a lot of breathing time.
Concentrated and stylish, this is a potent Merlot with sharp, ripe, tight fruit flavors. Compact plum, black cherry and cassis fruit is wrapped in juicy acids and plenty of coffee-flavored barrel toast. Still young and a bit hot, this wine needs several hours of breathing time to really open up.
This is a fine bottle of wine—presumably all Cabernet—with a good mix of black cherry, fig and plum; rounding into chocolate and clove, and finishing up with a firm minerally stoniness. Classy, full and ripe.
Excellent fruit shines forth in this estate-grown Cabernet from the winery’s Horse Heaven Hills vineyards. Flavors of mixed berry, black cherry and cassis carry a proper hint of fresh herb. Notations of licorice, earth and dark chocolate add depth and complexity to the elegant finish.